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Inside the mind of a ‘master’ juggler

(This post was written on November 20, 2016) Does this title sound familiar? You are right! the title of this post is inspired by this TED Talk of Tim Urban. As Urban discusses during the talk, the “ingenious idea” of writing this blog came when I have a tomorrow noon deadline to submit a paper and …

Four Takeaways from 4 days at Amsterdam

The 13th ISTR International Conference in Amsterdam was a very productive encounter for me. I had attended two Asia Pacific editions of the conference in Tokyo (2015) and Jakarta (2017). However, I was attending the international conference for the first time. I was not only new to the conference, but also Amsterdam was the first …

5 things I learned in my first year at Wedu

(Note: I wrote this post in November 20, 2016 to document my one year-long learning at Wedu. This has been in the draft for long) I completed my first year working with Wedu and here I present the five things I’ve learned: 1. Spreadsheet Skills: Trust me, I learned so much of spreadsheet skills in the …

Two reasons why I stopped Blogging

I started blogging back in September 2007 with Blogspot and abandoned my blog since September last year. There are  two simple reasons why I stopped. In this post, I will explore those two reasons and end with a call for your help to hold me accountable. 1. Lazy: I have this not ‘so unique‘ and proud characteristic. …

2012 Human Freedom Index and Sub-Indices


I have decided to create one more data visualization using the data published in the latest Human Freedom Index report.  Human Freedom Index, by Ian Vásquez and Tanja Porčnik is Co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany. You can grab …

Heatmap of NGOs in Nepal

I spend this weekend to create heatmap of NGOs affiliated with Social Welfare Council in Nepal between 2034-70 BS. I used the data from Social Welfare Council of Nepal. I wanted to see the concentration of these organizations in the map of Nepal and the result was surprising. Some insights: Largest number of NGOs are registered in Kathmandu …

NGO Registration Trend in Nepal

I am preparing for my plenary presentation to be delivered at the College of Law at Nihon University during the 9th ISTR Asia Pacific Conference. One of the statistics that I needed for the presentation was the number of Registered NGOs in Nepal. So, I quickly browsed the site of Social Welfare Council of Nepal to get the number. …

Traffic police are the missing link for Thai road safety

Following the fatal accident in Chiang Mai that killed three cyclists and injured two others, demands for stiffer punishments have escalated, especially given the likely influence of alcohol. One idea is bicycle licenses, a proposal which led to a group of bicyclists meeting Assistant Police Chief Prawut Thawornsiri on May 15 to submit objections. Licensing …

Quake spurs youth cyber relief work

The recent 7.3-magnitude aftershock which followed the earlier 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal has again drawn global attention. The death toll has already surpassed 8,100. Still, it is hard to imagine the scale of devastation had the earthquakes occurred 15 years ago. Several thousand more people would have died, and much of the world would …